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Renzo Piano

Chicagos Modern Wing Takes Off

The Art Institute of Chicago is set to open its new Modern Wing on May 16. Designed by Renzo Piano, the $300-million, limestone-and-glass structure adds 264,000 square feet to the existing 1893 beaux…

On Italian Walls

An old friend visits Sol LeWitt's second home, a 15th-century farmhouse in southern Italy, where the artist left behind some of his most dazzling wall drawings.

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism.